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Address: 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Phone Number: 518-296-8949
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Iroquois Indian Museum building is a work of art designed in the shape...
The Iroquois Indian Museum building is a work of art designed in the shape and spirit of the old longhouses that once graced the valleys of upstate New York. Visitors walk through the Museum in a counter- clockwise direction mimicking Skywoman’s movements as she created earth on Turtle’s back. Archeology exhibits focus on the ancestors of the Iroquois from 10,000 years ago until European contact. History exhibits highlight the men’s realm of hunting, warfare, chieftainships, and games and the women’s realm of the longhouse, the clans, the crops, and politics. The Museum represents the worlds most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art work. This collection celebrates the ancient unity of the Iroquois still expressed in the creative spirit of today’s artists. A special interactive Children’s area introduces young visitors to Iroquois traditions through a variety of crafts, games and technologies. A guide posted Nature Park of 45 acres is open year round for walks, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
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Great visit!

I was looking to learn about the Iroquois on my trip to New York, and this museum greatly improved my understanding. The museum has a lot of great artifacts, lots of artwork by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I was looking to learn about the Iroquois on my trip to New York, and this museum greatly improved my understanding. The museum has a lot of great artifacts, lots of artwork by modern Iroquois, and a great kids area downstairs. The highlight of my visit was an hour-long talk with Amanda Tarbell, one of the staff educators. It was... More 

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Dumont, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I highly recommend visiting this museum if you are at all interested in Native American (Iroquois) history and culture, especially local to the Capital District region. It's especially child friendly, and the staff are incredibly helpful and make the experience enjoyable. There is a lot of information available here, both free and available for sale, which was incredibly helpful to... More 

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Iroquois Indian M, Curator at Iroquois Indian Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the Museum. Please come see us again. More 

Cobleskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I live in the area and I'm surprised how often my neighbors tell me they have never been to this wonderful, small gem of a museum. I have been several times, most recently with a class of special needs junior and senior high school students last spring. My students loved this, the contemporary art-- which changes each year-- the paleolithic... More 

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Rutland, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Iroquois museum is a great place to learn about local Indian history. A great respect for the culture of Native Americans. A perfect Autumn day.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I had the great experience of visiting the Iroquois museum. The Iroquois and many tribes that are part of it tell a different story about the beginning of man kind. I found their traditions unique and send a message of survival that has led us to where we are today.Children and adults will find the exhibits truly an experience in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lovely small museum celebrating and honoring the Iroquois culture. This was my second visit to the museum. Exhibits are informative, art work enjoyable. Gift shop generally ok. Small space used very well. Stop here if you are in the Cobleskill area.

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Delevan, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A great learning experience on the history and traditions of the Iroquois nation. Hands on learning for the children.

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Malden Bridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Just a couple of mins from Howe Caverns, this is worth a stop. If you have kids, do the old/new matching game on the lower level to generate some thinking about what the artifacts were used for. Then the stuff upstairs might be of more interest to them.

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Bethel, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great place to learn of the Iroquois Culture. Had seen this afew times long ago and had to return with my children to pass down a great culture.

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We traveled an hour to visit this museum. The price was reasonable and there was plenty to see and do. Lots of fun things for children to do too. Many brief but informative postings and a super turtle pool downstairs. If you don't know the significance, you will learn the story there. Nice gift shop and displays. We enjoyed our... More 

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